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The best suburb in every state

GOBankingRates Logo By Grace Lin of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 51: The best places to raise a family are often found on the edges of large metropolitan areas, where residents enjoy a better standard of living for less as well as greater access to recreational spaces. It’s easy to see why the suburban lifestyle can be appealing: Overall, suburban communities tend to be wealthier, better-educated and healthier in comparison to their inner-city and rural counterparts.
To find the best suburbs in every state, GOBankingRates conducted a comprehensive study analyzing the cost of living, quality of schools and safety in suburban areas surrounding the biggest cities across the country. Factors in this study included:

Median home list price and median monthly rent, sourced from Zillow’s May 2019 index
Annual cost of groceries, healthcare, utilities and transportation, sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017-18 Consumer Expenditure Survey
Quality of school districts, sourced from Niche
Violent and property crime rates per 1,000 residents, sourced from Neighborhood Scout

If you want to live in relative peace and comfort but still maintain access to top job opportunities within commuting distance, choosing to settle down in the suburbs may be the right choice for your family — and it won’t break the bank.

The best suburb in every state

The best places to raise a family are often found on the edges of large metropolitan areas, where residents enjoy a better standard of living for less as well as greater access to recreational spaces. It’s easy to see why the suburban lifestyle can be appealing: Overall, suburban communities tend to be wealthier, better-educated and healthier in comparison to their inner-city and rural counterparts.

To find the best suburbs in every state, GOBankingRates conducted a comprehensive study analyzing the cost of living, quality of schools and safety in suburban areas surrounding the biggest cities across the country. Factors in this study included:

  • Median home list price and median monthly rent, sourced from Zillow’s May 2019 index
  • Annual cost of groceries, healthcare, utilities and transportation, sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017-18 Consumer Expenditure Survey
  • Quality of school districts, sourced from Niche
  • Violent and property crime rates per 1,000 residents, sourced from Neighborhood Scout

If you want to live in relative peace and comfort but still maintain access to top job opportunities within commuting distance, choosing to settle down in the suburbs may be the right choice for your family — and it won’t break the bank. Click or swipe through to see the full list.

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